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Should governments add vitamin-D to food?

There have been numerous reports of vitamin-D deficiency and a new review estimates that if more foods were fortified with vitamin-D it could prevent millions of cases of cold and flu...
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Iron stores increase diabetes risk

Even mildly elevated body iron contributes to the prevalence and incidence of type 2 diabetes, according to new research...
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Can sunshine cure headaches?

A new study analysed vitamin D levels and occurrence of headache in approximately 2,600 men. In 68% vitamin D levels were below what is considered the threshold for vitamin D deficiency...
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Research suggests purslane extract mimics insulin

A study has confirmed the anti-diabetic properties of the purslane herb extract Portulaca oleracea. The study examined the mode of action of selected substances with potential to mimic insulin...
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Almonds growing close to carbon neutral

LCA research from UC Davis demonstrates that reusing co-products from producing and harvesting almonds is key to the industry's environmental impact and further reducing carbon emissions...
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Does more protein equal more benefits?

New studies adding to the mounting body of research into the health benefits of a high protein diet have both challenged the idea that consuming more protein equals more health benefits...
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Studies confirm chicory beneficial in fighting diabetes

Two new research studies, conducted by the Imperial College London, and funded by Diabetes UK, have shown major beneficial effects of chicory root fibre (oligofructose-enriched inulin)...
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Butter still might not be so bad after all

In recent years more and more research has suggested that butter's negative health impacts aren't as bad as everyone made out. It seems that this trend shows no signs of stopping as, according to...
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Does meat cause you to age?

A new study published in the journal, Ageing, has claimed that eating meat frequently could be linked with an increase in blood phosphate levels that contributes to faster ageing of body cells...
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  • Currants support younger skin

Currants support younger skin

A polyphenol found in selected varieties of red and black currants (Ribes rubrum, Ribes nigrum) offers significant benefits for younger looking skin based on a large human clinical trial...
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